TV-BAY June 2013

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WORLD NEWS Only one direction for XL Video X L Video is supplying nearly 400 square metres of LED screen, plus 72 x VersaTUBE LED battens and crew to Blink TV for the UK and European legs of One Direction’s Take Me Home world tour! The Pixled F-12 and F-30 screen has been specified by the tours production designer Paul Normandale, who’s worked with XL on many previous occasions including Coldplay’s 2012 Mylo Xyloto tour, when he first used the then just launched F-12 surface. www.xlvideo.tv Expanding creative possibilities C anon has expanded its handheld video camera range with the launch of three class-leading compact models for professionals and video enthusiasts. Two new professional X-series models, XA25 and XA20, combine a powerful, all-new imaging system with professional audio and Wi-Fi connectivity in a versatile, compact package that fits neatly in the palm of a hand. The new LEGRIA HF G30 benefits from the same advanced imaging system in a package optimised for enthusiast videographers, such as hobbyists or film students Developed using Canon’s industry-leading imaging technologies, these models include a powerful specification that delivers outstanding quality and operability. The Canon HD Video system has been completely redesigned – from the lens through to the image sensor and processor – providing new levels of imaging performance. A range of advanced shooting features and connectivity options make these cameras ideal for either professional or amateur use, and are suitable for shooting everything from news and documentaries to weddings. www.canon.co.uk Distribution agreement with camRade H oldan has concluded an agreement with camRade to distribute its complete range of camera bags and protective suits through its European network of resellers.  Already representing the company’s Alphatron electronic viewfinder and specialist cases for Panasonic camcorders, Holdan will now carry the whole line up- of rain covers, desert suits and snow coats, as well as soft cases for monitor panels, tripods and sound equipment. The agreement includes distribution of the very latest rainproof wetsuits for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, JVC HM650 and Sonys F5 / F55 systems . Can we add a special mention for the new Canon Cameras “With camRade, we can offer camera crews the right case or cover for each specific piece of equipment. They are all manufactured to a very high grade and optimized for producers working in diverse environments. As the distributor for the whole range of products we give resellers a single point of contact for the whole range” said Allan Leonhardsen of Holdan Limited. www.holdan.co.uk XA25 XA20 LEGRIA HF G30 Live television to iPhone, iPad and Android devices Broadcast specialist Vision247 announces the availability of the Vision TV Network app for iOS and Android smartphones and devices. The free app provides Polish, Greek and French speaking viewers living in the UK with access to a mix of 34 free to view and subscription television channels delivered live to their mobile devices. www.vision247.com 16 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 78 JUNE 2013 TV-BAY078JUN13.indd 16 10/06/2013 15:15